. Beaches here are much better and there are much more of them; no need to climb 15 minutes up on a donkey or stand in line for a cable car to get from the sea to the city. There are no crowds of tourists, and at the same time there is a magical Mediterranean atmosphere and bright blue-white architecture, with the usual Santorini windmills.
is rightly called the European Bahamas, where all local bohemians aim to go in summer . . .
Getting off the ship, we didn't even manage to get 328 feet (100 meters) into the city. We immediately went to the first cafe we saw and ordered marine reptiles, Tzatziki and the Greek salad:
I can't stop singing about how I love these coastal restaurants where you can just sit, slowly sip the local ice wine and listen to the whispers of the oncoming waves:
Mykonos has a large number of beaches. The island is small, and it can be crossed by car in half an hour, so you can easily reach any of the beaches by taxi:
We were at Paradise Beach:
I can not tell you about all the other beaches, but this one was perfectly equipped. Throughout the beach there were free sun beds (at least nobody took money from us for the 2 hours we spent on them). The entire back line of the beach consisted of restaurants and there was fast and free WiFi everywhere on the beach. I realized that only when I was waiting for a taxi back. It was very annoying...
You can sit at the bar and watch half-naked sunbathers (the culture and people are very liberal here):
Right behind the beach there was a small hotel, so you don't have to leave:
Mykonos itself is a tricky maze of dwarf blue water and white mud-walled huts:
Inactive windmills stood in the open spaces. It was strange that modern wind turbines weren't placed nearby, as the wind was really very strong. In some places, we had to hold our children tightly by the hand so that they wouldn't be blown away into the sea:
The streets were narrow and the sidewalks were lined with gingerbread tiles, giving the whole city a sense of fabulousness:
Narrow stairs led to doors on the upper floors:
The streets were so narrow that the opposite balconies could literally touch each other:
Here is the Alpha Bank:
All the shops were open until the last customer, that is, while all the cruise ships were in the port and there were tourists in the city:
Restaurants offered Greek food and seafood:
Early in the morning, fishing boats go to sea, and in the afternoon they rock on the waves in the bay:
I'm allergic to cats, and, in general, I do not like them, but the eyes of this cat were absolutely amazing:
In the evening, shadows of the houses were slowly taking over their neighbors:
The sun had not set yet, and the moon was already adorning the sky: